Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #32

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Israel and India signed an agreement for shared defense technology cooperation. It’s incredible to me when countries like India, which is 150x the size of Israel, make strong efforts to make deep diplomatic ties. It’s truly unbelievable.

In other news, Israel, UAE, Bahrain, and the US hold joint navy drills in the Red Sea. Just makes me think לא ישא גוי אל גוי חרב, nation shall not lift sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. (Isaiah 2:4).

This week, Americans will have a leg up on Israelis when a partial lunar eclipse will be visible to North America but not in Israel.

We’re still waiting for the Yoreh, the first real rainfall of the winter. You can always see the forecast for Jerusalem in the footer of this newsletter, and unfortunately, there’s no rain in there. Keep on praying.

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An Orthodox minister and his hypocritical Ultra‑Orthodox critics

Ultra-Orthodox leaders, emphatically including politicians, should be rushing to embrace Israel’s new minister for religious services.

Ministers to vote Sunday on bill setting term limits for PM

Legislation proposed by Gideon Sa’ar would only apply to future PMs, meaning Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving premier, could run for office again

Lunar Eclipse: What to know before the November 19 event

Want to know what happens during a lunar eclipse, what you should expect, and when and where you can view one?

Bennet outlines plan to settle more Israelis in Golan Heights

At a conference on developing the Golan Heights, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said he plans to greatly increase the number of Israeli residents of the contested region.

Recipe of the Week: Epic Baba Ganoush

But why would I make baba ganoush if I could just eat hummus?” Mara asked when we set out to make the ultimate baba ganoush recipe. At that moment, I couldn’t help but shrug my shoulders.


Smiles of the Week

Happy Birthdays

Amanda Marshak

Joey Katz

Shabtai Kierman

Eliana Padwa

Esther Nechama Aziz

Danny Ancselovics

Ariel Schneider

Aaron Hajibai

Nitzana Penn

Talia Feingold

Adin Sacho-Tanzer

Estee Livshitz

Yonatan Hematian

Bronwyn Yoseff

Atara Lindenbaum-Bressman

Leah Lichstenstein

Avi Edelson

Avi Cohen

Abie Hersh

Menucha Kotliar

Nili Bak

Adam Edalati

Sivan Ornstein-Luks

Joseph Lapidot

Miss and Love You

Chai Katz

Gabrielle Green

Chaya And Yakov Kamenetsky

Ariella Mann

Joshua Krause

Reuben Azose

Shira & Ariel Auman

Thank You

Gail Haimson

Mazal Tov

Phil And Phyllis Kornbluth

Nachum And Oriya Eisen

Yaakov & Batya Eisen

Amitai Goldstein


The Oberlander Family

Tsvika Weissman

Moshe Reichenstein

Shimri & Narda Winters

Herzl Yamin

Roberta Schoffman

Esther Gerson

Keren / Ithak Rimon

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